Clay Gifts and Home Decor

Wellington, New Zealand · 82 Sales


Clay Gifts and Home Decor

Wellington, New Zealand 82 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Laura Eva

Laura Eva on Mar 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I am beyond happy with these clay dishes - they are so chic and I love having a little bit of home in Australia x

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Interview for the Felt Seller Showcase // Badgers Hollow

I am a part time sculptor, part time gallery minder, part time crafter with a love of handmade. The things I make play with texture, tactility and contrast.

• What do you make?
I make unique handmade items that I would have in my own home, and can see in the cosy homes of family members. Clay Christmas decorations, carefully hand painted bunting and happy home decor.

• How did you get into your craft?
My Mother and Grandmother were both crafty, so it's in my blood! I took a community pottery night class while I was at high school, which fed my love of ceramics, and sewed for fun in my spare time.

• Do you have formal training or qualifications in your craft?
I have just finished my bachelors degree in Fine Arts (Hons) last year. That said, my craft and my art run separately. My art practice has a focus on the handmade, and is primarily in ceramic sculpture with some furniture design. Badgers Hollow is influenced by this, but acts as more of a way through makers block - as a creative outlet.

• Your favourite materials, tools and processes?
Clay has a certain appeal for me, the way it can take the print of a hand and be molded into something new. I enjoy processes in which the human interaction with the material is intrinsic to the value of that item. Bunting carefully sewn and hand painted, clay rolled and sanded. Items that then gain a handmade story of their making.

• What inspires you?
Materials, beautiful design, and family.

• Is there a philosophy behind your work?
I like to think that customers will find pleasure and delight in my handiwork, and in turn a fresh perspective on the handmade and independent makers. I believe handcrafted objects are often underappreciated - there is a unique beauty in an item that has been hand crafted.

• Describe your workspace:
I work from home, so coffee cups, clay, loose threads and crafty tabletop mess.

• Five words that describe your mind:
Creative, considered, romantic, critical, organic.

• A favourite quote:
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. -C. S. Lewis

• Do you have any pets?
A very troublesome and rebellious Ragdoll kitten called Banksy, named after Banksy the street artist. He's already huge for his age, so i'm expecting him to be a supernaturally massive beast by the time he's fully grown.

Keep up with Carragh at:
instagram @badgershollow

or, if you're curious, her art and sculpture practice can be seen at


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    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on November 4, 2014
Hello! Welcome to Badgers Hollow's policy information. I try to keep my process of making and shipping as natural as possible. To avoid any mishaps or confusion in the purchasing and shipping your beautiful new items, please pay careful attention to these details.

Remember I am shipping from the beautiful (but a little distant) New Zealand, so It will take a few days for your earthy goodness to arrive.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I am now accepting direct checkout and etsy giftcards!

Paypal is also a recommended payment method for Badgers Hollow products. It's very easy to register if you don't have a paypal account, and ensures the safety of both you and me!

The Paypal account email is carraghk [!at] :)

Please pay for items within 3days, or the product will be relisted.
For local shipping to New Zealand, shipped items should arrive between 2-6 working days.

International shipping generally takes 4-11 working days to arrive (but can take up to three months if the package is delayed by customs)

Unfortunately I cannot be responsible for delays and extra fees caused by customs, It is the responsibility of the buyer to be aware of their countries custom regulations.

Badgers Hollow parcels are not tracked due to the extra cost, but can arrange for tracked postage if you are willing to pay the extra fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item arrives broken or damaged, please contant me immediately (within 7 days), preferably with details and a photograph of the broken item attached in an email message.

Items can not be refunded simply due to a change of heart, so please select your purchases with care!
Additional policies and FAQs
All Badgers Hollow items are handmade and unique, so no two are exactly the same. That's what makes them so special! It also means that there may be slight differences in the made to order items from the images displayed.

Custom orders are always welcome.